Abies Canadensis – Pinus Canadensis

(Hemlock Spruce)

Mucous membranes are affected by Abies can and gastric symptoms are most marked, and a catarrhal condition of the stomach is produced. There are peculiar cravings and chilly sensations that are very characteristic, especially for women with uterine displacement, probably due to defective nutrition with debility. Respiration and heart action labored. Wants to lie down all the time; skin cold and clammy, hands cold; very faint. Right… Continue reading

Abies Nigra

(Black Spruce)

A powerful and long-acting remedy, in various forms of disease, whenever the characteristic stomach symptoms are present. Most of the symptoms are associated with the gastric disturbances. In dyspeptic troubles of the aged, with functional heart symptoms; also after tea or tobacco. Constipation. Pain in external meatus.

Head
Hot, with flushed cheeks. Low-spirited. Dull during the day, wakeful at night. Unable to think.

Stomach
Pain in stomach… Continue reading

Abrotanum

(Southernwood)

A very useful remedy in marasmus, especially of lower extremities only, yet with good appetite. Metastasis. Rheumatism following checked diarrhea. Ill effects of suppressed conditions especially in gouty subjects. Tuberculous peritonitis. Exudative pleurisy and other exudative processes. After operation upon the chest for hydrothorax or empyemia, a pressing sensation remains. Aggravation of hemorrhoids when rheumatism improves. Nosebleed and hydrocele in boys.

Great weakness after influenza (Kali phos).

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Absinthium

(Common Wormwood)

A perfect picture of epileptiform seizure is produced by this drug. Nervous tremors precede attacks. Sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucinations and loss of consciousness. Nervous excitement and sleeplessness. Cerebral irritation, hysterical and infantile spasms come within range of this remedy. Poisoning by mushrooms. Chorea. Tremor. Nervousness, excitement, and sleeplessness in children.

Mind
Hallucinations. Frightful visions. Kleptomania. Loss of memory. Forgets what has recently happened. Wants… Continue reading

Acalypha Indica

(Indian Nettle)

A drug having a marked action on the alimentary canal and respiratory organs. It is indicated in incipient phthisis, with hard, racking cough, bloody expectoration, arterial hemorrhage, but no febrile disturbance. Very weak in the morning, gains strength during day. Progressive emaciation. All pathological hemorrhages having notably a morning aggravation.

Chest
Cough dry, hard, followed by hemoptysis; worse in morning and at night. Constant and severe pain… Continue reading

Acetanilidum

(Antifebrinum)

Depresses heart, respiration and blood pressure, lowers temperature. Cyanosis and collapse. Increased susceptibility to cold. Destroys red blood corpuscles; pallor.

Head
Enlarged sensation. Fainting. Moral depravity.

Eyes
Pallor of optic discs, contracted visual field and shrinking retinal vessel; mydriasis.

Heart
Weak, irregular, with blue mucous membranes, albuminuria, edema of feet and ankles.

Relationship
Compare: Antipyrin.

Dose
Used as a sedative and antipyretic for various forms of headache and… Continue reading

Acetic Acid

(Glacial Acetic Acid)

This drug produces a condition of profound anemia, with some dropsical symptoms, great debility, frequent fainting, dyspnea, weak heart, vomiting, profuse urination and sweat. Hemorrhage from any part. Especially indicated in pale, lean persons, with lax, flabby muscles. Wasting and debility. Acetic acid has the power to liquefy albuminous and fibrinous deposits. Epithelial cancer, internally and locally (W Owens). Sycosis with nodules and formations in the… Continue reading

Aconitum Napellus

or simply Aconite

(Monkshood)

A state of fear, anxiety; anguish of mind and body. Physical and mental restlessness, fright, is the most characteristic manifestation of Aconite. Acute, sudden, and violent invasion, with fever, call for it. Does not want to be touched. Sudden and great sinking of strength. Complaints and tension caused by exposure to dry, cold weather, draught of cold air, checked perspiration, also complaints from very hot… Continue reading

Actea Spicata

(Baneberry)

Is a rheumatic remedy, especially of the small joints; tearing, tingling pains characterize it. Wrist-rheumatism. Pulsations over whole body, especially liver and renal region. Cardiovascular spasm. Pains worse from touch and motion.

Head
Fearful, starts easily; confused. Ebullition of blood to head excited by drinking coffee. Vertigo, tearing headache, better in open air, throbbing in brain, pain from crown to between eyebrows; heat in forehead, pain in left… Continue reading

Adonis Vernalis

(Pheasant’s Eye)

A heart medicine, after rheumatism or influenza, or Bright’s disease, where the muscles of the heart are in stage of fatty degeneration, regulating the pulse and increasing the power of contractions of heart, with increased urinary secretions. Most valuable in cardiac dropsy. Low vitality, with weak heart and slow, weak pulse. Hydrothorax, ascites. Anasarca.

Head
Feels light; aches across front, from occiput around temples to eyes. Vertigo… Continue reading

Adrenalin

(An Internal Secretion of Suprarenal Glands)

Adrenaline or Epinephrine, the active principle of the medulla of the suprarenal gland, (cortical secretion not as yet isolated), is employed as a chemical messenger in the regulation of the activities of the body; in fact, its presence is essential to the activity of the sympathetic nerve. Adrenaline action on any part is the same as stimulation of the sympathetic nerve endings thereto… Continue reading

Aesculus Hippocastanum

or simply Aesculus

(Horse Chestnut)

The action of this drug is most marked on the lower bowel, producing engorged hemorrhoidal veins, with characteristic backache, with absence of actual constipation. Much pain but little bleeding. Venous stasis general, varicose veins of purple color; everything is slowed down, digestion, heart, bowels, etc. Torpor and congestion of the liver and portal system, with constipation. The back aches and gives out and unfits… Continue reading